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(Map courtesy City of Austin) FROM AUSTIN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT On Saturday, February 18 the City of Austin Public Works Department will begin emergency repairs on a section of Johnny Morris Rd. These repairs are necessary to maintain the safety and use of the road. Drivers...
FROM THE OFFICE OF MAYOR PRO TEM OF AUSTIN The public is invited to come learn more and provide feedback about the proposed expansion of the Austin Convention Center at a community meeting on February 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar...
(Photo Credit: Austin Police Association) The Austin Police Department continues to struggle with its staffing. By mid-2016, there were 174 open positions, and despite the city council's approval of a handful of new officers late last year, the gaping holes remain. So now, the...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) The U.S. Department of Education has advised state officials that it will take a closer look at special education programs at 12 Texas school districts. In a Jan. 19 letter to state Education Commissioner Mike Morath, federal officials expressed...
FROM PFLUGERVILLE POLICE DEPT On February 15, 2017 at approximately 4:45 p.m. (1655 hours) the Pflugerville Police were dispatched to a reported prior Sexual Assault of a child. The Pflugerville Criminal Investigations Division immediately began an investigation. The forensic...
(Image courtesy ABIA) FROM AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUSTIN, TEXAS – On Thursday, February 16, 2017, newly installed portable tanker base equipment was presented at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The equipment is capable of preparing large air tankers...
(photo KLBJ staff) FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN The City of Austin’s CodeNEXT team is hosting an open house to gather feedback on the new draft Land Development Code from noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The rewrite of the City’s Land Development Code, CodeNEXT, is a...
(Photo KLBJ staff) Austin City Council takes up emergency funding for undocumented immigrants who are in fear of deportation from ICE. City leaders announce their plans to enter into a contract with Catholic Charities that will provide legal services to illegal immigrants in...
The Austin City Council has approved a settlement with the family of David Joseph, a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in February 2016 after charging naked at Officer Geoffrey Freeman. Joseph was not armed when he was shot, but Freeman was cleared of any wrongdoing. He later...